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Ghoulish hijinks enliven the Haskell

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by Trisha Ingalls

DERBY LINE — At the end of a hot and steamy Saturday in Orleans County, audience members from both sides of the U.S./Canada border filed into the Haskell Opera House theater to watch the new post-pandemic production by the Borderline Players, The Addams Family, directed by Sarah Comtois.

The Haskell’s ornate stage, enhanced by well-designed sets, provided a perfect background for the antics of the twisted, spooky Addams family as they confronted their latest challenge: Wednesday Addams, their little “ball of malice,” is growing up, and has fallen in love with a “normal” person, Lucas, from Ohio!

When the lights went down, the familiar strains of The Addams Family theme song filled the theater and audience members couldn’t help but clap along to the two-beat end of each refrain.

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